“Rules were made to be broken”. Not so fast. I suggest that rules were made to be questioned. It is not okay to break the rules just because you don’t agree with the rules. Most rules are meant to help us. We must first understand why the rule exists before we consider breaking the rule.
Breaking the rules says that you know better than everyone else. Do you really know better? Don’t make up rules to satisfy what you want to do. People are watching you. Your example will be followed by others.
Traffic laws are not meant to be broken. They are meant for your safety. The United States traffic signs are probably some of the best in the world. They are meant to be universally understood even if you can’t read. When I was recently in Brazil (although a really awesome country to visit and wonderful people), their traffic signs are not universally understood or intuitive (unless you are from that country). In many placed traffic signs don’t exist. You just have to know how to drive in those areas. I fortunately had a driver so I didn’t have to know how to read traffic signs. I have come to appreciate how effective traffic signs are in the United States.
Natural rules can give you automatic consequences. If you eat healthy food and exercise regularly, your body will be physically fit. I know this rule isn’t the same for everyone. We all know that person that can eat anything they want and not exercise but still look amazing. In reality they probably don’t have as much energy, or get sick more often. Everyone still needs to eat good foods and exercise their body.
Do you follow the rules? What is another example of a rule that you shouldn’t break?